Biodegradable Silky Pyramids

What began in 1907 as a convenient silk bag full of tea leaves has declined over the last 100 years into a paper bag filled with very small grades of tea, called ‘fannings’ and ‘dust’. Convenient, yes, but not the same experience.

Inside a tiny gyoza restaurant in Kyoto, I was presented with my first tea pyramid. I was hooked. As far as I am concerned, they are irresistible. Sensual silken purses, designed to hold loose tea leaves, those needing  more space to expand when they infuse. It is an unexpected, grounding pleasure to see, touch and smell real tea leaves, spices and flower petals through that delicate mesh. Tea pyramids are a complete sensory experience.

My pyramids  are sealed with heat, so there are no staples or bleaching of paper. Best of all, I am proud to share with you that Madame Flavour pyramids are fully biodegradable. Not made from nylon, but instead from an extract of corn – this process takes from a year to five, depending on heat and humidity (instead of hundreds of years for nylon). There is just one source in the world: Osaka, Japan. They are costlier and more difficult to fill, but despite resistance, this is a decision I am glad I made and stuck with.

7 thoughts on “Biodegradable Silky Pyramids”

  1. Jacqueline Ward

    Hi, I have just tried one of your teas, and absolutely love it. However, I have to cut up all the bags and put them in a container. I am allergic to
    corn. Please, Please, product loose tea, it would be much better.
    Thank you

  2. That’s great that the bags are made from corn. However I would also love to see loose tea-not only cost saving to the consumer but also for production-and all the energy etc used to produce the bags. Thank you. PS I love your tea but I’m trying to only buy loose leaf these days.

    1. Love them, great gift & biodegradable too. Love to see loose tea at supermarkets. How is tyhe silk harvested for your silk bags. 1000’s of silk worms drowned to make silk unless silk harvested humanly.

  3. Love them, great gift & biodegradable too. Love to see loose tea at supermarkets. How is the silk harvested for your silk bags. 1000’s of silk worms drowned to make silk unless silk harvested humanly.

    1. Hi Joanna
      Thank you so much for leaving your comments, and I am delighted to hear how much you enjoy my tea – for yourself and to give as gifts. As you have seen, our “silky pyramids” are made from corn starch; definitely a win-win for everyone 🙂
      We will continue to work on getting as many of our blends into supermarkets, including reintroducing our loose leaf tea. In the meantime, you can find a variety of our loose leaf teas on our online store.
      Wishing you many more relaxing and delicious cuppas of Madame Flavour tea!

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